The huge and varied wares of La Fugitiva make it a treasure trove of delights and will draw you in until suddenly you’ll notice you’ve spent a whole hour rummaging around! Time flies when you are leafing through old volumes… Madrid is well-served when it comes to second-hand bookshops, but La Fugitiva feels extra-special to me.
In addition to books, including some in other languages, they also sell old vinyl, street maps, photographs and other assorted bric-a-brac. I never leave without making a great find – last time it was a Minnie Riperton LP, Inside my Love from 1975 in almost mint condition – shame I don’t have a record player! There is something for everyone.
Another great thing about La Fugitiva is that you can have a coffee or drink there and hang out peacefully for ages – it’s a great meeting place. A bit like a library where you can talk and buy the books!